Big 3 East: Glock Showed Up

While Glock did not have anything new to unveil at the Big 3 East, something remarkable should be noted. They showed up. For those not familiar with the Big 3 East, it is an invitation only media event that gets manufacturers and prominent media icons together. It is like a mini SHOT SHOW but without the commercialism. I have only been to one previous Big 3 East which was last March. The companies that were here were small businesses and many of them I have never heard of before. This time we had big companies among the small guys. The fact that Glock sent people down for this small but invaluable event is amazing for gun writers.

Why is this small gesture so amazing? Because it has never happened before and they did not need to attend. Glock is not the most friendly or approachable company out there for many. Yet, Glock sent these three guys to fix that problem. Glock wanted to reach out to the media and mend connections. During the classroom presentation they stood there taking in all our feedback. Most of that feedback was negative comments about the company and issues in the past. However they took it all in and politely replied. Kudos to them for taking it in stride. Hopefully this is not a one time occurrence, but rather a new path that will continue to shape and influence Glock with their public relations.


Below Jones, one of the three Glock Prostaff guys, is helping out the Sonny’s BBQ girls to shoot the Glock 42 and 43.




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They also brought out the GLock 34 and 40 MOS to play with.


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  • Timothy G. Yan

    I had fun blasting the 10mm.

  • sean

    The 40 mos is so much fun!! i love mine!!

  • CR

    The competition are making them wake up. Maybe too late though.

    • hikerguy

      I have no dog in the fight. I think while the competition has increased since their debut years ago, they are still iconic. I will eventually go with a compact 9mm after I get my carry license, and the S&W Shield and Springfield XD are my favs right now, I can still see a Glock as a possibility.

      • CR

        Glock certainly have a lot of momentum in the market, and have numerous makers offering aftermarket products for the platform. But in my view Glock has failed to address a number of issues, namely accuracy and its trigger. Sig’s P320 and others are starting to gain attention because they’ve addressed these short comings. Bottom line, Glock can no longer afford to be complacent in its market segment.

  • Bill

    “It is like a mini SHOT SHOW but without the commercialism.” Um, I hate to break this to you, but the SHOT Show without all the commercialism would be called The Big Empty Convention Center.

    • Nicholas Chen

      Actually Bill, I don’t think so. The problem with SHOT SHOW, for people like me in Media, is that the Manufacturers are splitting their time and efforts with wholesalers and distributors. There are buyers mixed in with us. Is that bad thing? Not really. But often companies like GLOCK don’t really spend time with Media on the show room floor.

  • Jeff Heeszel

    Any Youtube channels going to cover Big Sandy MG shoot in Arizona this next weekend?

  • TCWriter

    Looks like the FBI has written Glock out of their upcoming purchase of 9mm sidearms (and written the Sig 320 in), and it doesn’t look great for Glock in the Army’s modular handgun competition either.

    So yeah, maybe they are waking up.